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Quite interesting.. does this apply to anyone here..
10-02-2002, 11:09 PM
As I'm not deaf, I may be speaking out of my spottie bottie, but the article is interesting and highlights some ignorance I must admit to, in that, I've never thought of how someone with a hearing impediment could take advantage of mobile technology.
The special deal for SMS on the cheap for registered deaf people is good, but the real benefit of these deals would be if the users could use internet functionality on the cheap (I'd have thought) since this eliminates the need for cut down messages (1 minute to download an e-mail could prove cheaper than a series of SMS messages joined together to form a big message).
Just a few thoughts. Not particularly deep, but I thought this topic to valuable to go without a reply, particularly as it highlights a use of our technology for normal people who need a solution at the point of need as opposed to the traditional reports of stocks and shares, business documents and games that fill all other technology web sites.
11-02-2002, 02:38 PM
What was even better was the terminal program on the 9110, you could use another 9110, or standard hyperterminal on any pc (or any terminal program) and call the data-number of a deaf person, and you would then have a teletype sort of system where you could chat to each other, or obviously the 9110 could call out via the terminal progrm as wel.l